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Adding value upfront with DFM

November 28, 2022
NBP: Adding value upfront with DFM

For many types of engineered products, the sooner you can discover and solve design and manufacturability problems, the better. Nowhere is this more true than in plastic injection molding. High-quality molded parts require a perfect synergy between part design, mold design, and molding processes. That’s why New Berlin Plastics conducts a preliminary design for manufacturability…

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Designing effectively with plastics

July 6, 2020
Effective Plastic Part Design

What do you need to know to successfully design and produce high-quality, highly-engineered plastic parts? Here are five inter-related variables you need to keep in mind: part design, material selection, mold design, molding presses and production processes. The right combination of them can increase your odds of success with your next plastic injection molding project.…

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3 Ways to Improve Part Quality and Reduce Cost Through Tooling

May 8, 2018
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Many people believe that improving part quality means increasing costs, but that’s not always the case. In fact, with effective tooling you can improve both your overall quality and lower your costs. Tooling is a vital part of injection molding and a long-term investment. When you launch a new project, you want to make certain…

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[Infographic] 8 Things To Consider During Your Initial Design Process

January 15, 2018
8 Things To Consider During Your Initial Part Design Process

The benefits of using injection molding to manufacture parts are limitless. A process that givenew possibilities to the volume, efficiency, quality, and affordability of part production, injection molding has proven noteworthy and versatile. However, when design concepts are hastened or ill-planned, problems such as inferior part quality, manufacturing delays, and unplanned cost overruns can arise.

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The Biggest Trends in the Plastics Manufacturing Industry

December 21, 2017

The plastics and manufacturing industries are experiencing rapid evolution with many exciting trends on the rise. The changing landscape of manufacturing includes exciting developments such as the growing use of Internet of Things (IoT) as well as innovative advances in polymers and additives. Also, improved automation and factory connectivity are supporting major growth in the…

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Injection Molding Costs

December 8, 2017
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When it comes to manufacturing, many businesses are looking for any and every way to save money on the parts they’re having manufactured. Only a rookie company or leader would take everything at face value in this industry and expect to be fully optimized.

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10 Principles and Considerations of Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

November 23, 2017
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The goal of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is to reduce manufacturing costs without reducing quality or performance.

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5 DFM Tips Engineers Can Use to Improve Manufacturability

October 18, 2017

In the manufacturing industry, a commonly used acronym is DFM. It stands for design for manufacturing and it refers to the various factors going into a design so that it can be manufactured at the lowest cost possible without sacrificing quality. When a product is designed for manufacturing, the goals are to reduce cost by…

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